'Just Do It': A Chat With Iris Apfel, Style Icon & Star of a New Film

Most people outside the fashion industry first met Iris Apfel 10 years ago, as the Rara Avis—the rare bird whose 2005 exhibition of clothing and jewelry at the Metropolitan Museum changed the way we look at style for the better. She was 84 years old at the time, a phoenix or a bird of paradise whose gloriously… » 4/27/15 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

Pakistan Fashion Week Was a Study in the Intricate and the Sublime

In April, Pakistan was host to two separate fashion weeks: one in Karachi at the beginning of the month, and another in Lahore held by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council, which just ended this week. If your idea of fashion perfection is centered purely on craft and textiles for luxuriating, I invite you to look at… » 4/24/15 5:50pm Friday 5:50pm

Sparkling Frocks, Formal Pants & Selfies Galore at the Time 100 Gala

Time celebrated the 100 most important people who would be advantageous to put on its cover last night, as well as many others. They called it a Gala as they do every year, but for the most part attendees dressed in fancy-casual gowns—not a lot of glimmer and glitz—which was fine. Also, Kanye performed a 20-minute… » 4/22/15 4:50pm Wednesday 4:50pm

Beyoncé Has Been Coachella-fied

#Coachella fashion has officially become its own aesthetic. The millions of marketing dollars spent convincing the Youth of America that “festival” is a season and comes with its own dress code actually worked and Beyoncé, who would ideally be impervious to this corporate deception, has been bitten by the… » 4/12/15 3:15pm 4/12/15 3:15pm

Iris Apfel, 93-Year-Old Style Goddess, Thinks Normcore Is Dumb as Hell

A friend has a theory that if you're a character in New York and "do stuff" long enough, you'll eventually become a known enough to be profiled in, say, the New York Times. Apparently Iris Apfel, 93-year-old style icon and lifelong interior designer, is a subscriber to this idea, too; in a new interview with the … » 4/09/15 1:10pm 4/09/15 1:10pm

Explore The Fantastical World of Designer Iris van Herpen in New Video

The T has profiled the god Iris van Herpen, Dutch fashion designer for a new future, celebrating the innovative and purely artistic way she uses technology and scientific inspiration to create heretofore unseen garments—the kinds of dresses princesses from 2072 can dream of. » 4/08/15 3:30pm 4/08/15 3:30pm

The Best Sneakers for Your Wedding, and Other Not-Excruciating Shoes

The thing about a wedding is it's usually long, the person in the dress is often the most encumbered by her or his outfit (or outfits!), and there are very few people out there who really want to spend seven hours in stilettos no matter how perfectly they shape our beleaguered legs under all the lace, satin, and tulle. » 4/01/15 3:45pm 4/01/15 3:45pm

Did Versace Just Rip Off Designs Kesh Made for American Apparel?

A few years ago, the artist, fashion designer, style icon, and it-girl Kesh was employed by American Apparel to create a really cool diffusion line of black-and-white graphic separates, defined by eyes and faces and rooted in a style that she's been proffering for years. The pieces were available at standard AA… » 3/31/15 9:50am 3/31/15 9:50am

L. Ron Hubbard Chic & Rihanna in Money Green at the iHeartRadio Awards

There is nothing more boss than singing a song about getting money wearing a kelly-green muppet fur jacket and an emerald Versace nameplate necklace, but we can't all be Rihanna. At Sunday's iHeart Radio Awards, music stars and those peripherally related as such used the opportunity to dress baller-casual, plus the… » 3/30/15 5:10pm 3/30/15 5:10pm

India Fashion Week: Natty Nurses, French-Style Kurtas, & Femme Fatales

One fashion week ends, another begins—what editors know as "fashion month" is actually a misnomer reserved for Western cities (New York, London, Paris, Milan)—but include the entire world and it's essentially fashion year. With the conclusion of fashion weeks in Tokyo and Mumbai, New Delhi's India Fashion Week began… » 3/27/15 12:30pm 3/27/15 12:30pm

H&M's Coachella Line is Everything Wrong with 'Coachella Style'

Fashion, at its best, is about fantasy. And at its worst—it's about that, too. It fails in the moments where the concept of something supersedes its functionality, its aesthetic merit, or both. Fantasy, if half-baked and gestural, can be fashion's undoing. This is nowhere more apparent than in H&M's recently released » 3/24/15 5:32pm 3/24/15 5:32pm

Tokyo Fashion Week: The Alien Reckoning

Everyone who thinks fashion is serious, un-fun, and not socially relevant, here is exhibit A from the glorious excursion that is Tokyo Fashion Week, which just ended: the latest runway jaunt from designer Yoshikazu Yamagata's label WrittenAfterwards, which featured bright, couch-comfy sweatsuits and childlike dreams… » 3/24/15 12:50pm 3/24/15 12:50pm

Fancy Fashion at Last Night's Fancy Mad Men and Home Parties

It's Spring and you know what that means: the television is about to bombard us with Sunday night shows that will impede upon our collective ability to go outside and actually enjoy the Springness of it all. (Looking at you, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and Best Bars in America.) But with great power comes great… » 3/23/15 1:00pm 3/23/15 1:00pm

Nile Rodgers' Chic Drops 1st Video in 20 Years, Starring Karlie Kloss

Nile Rodgers' legendary disco-soul band Chic has reunited, but "I'll Be There," the group's first single and video in 20 years, is like they never left. Pulling Kimberly Davis and Folami's super-slick vocals over that indelible, driving disco lifeforce that is Rodgers' guitar style, the group is clearly making good on… » 3/20/15 12:50pm 3/20/15 12:50pm

Tokyo Fashion Week is Ruling My Entire Life Right Now

Just a few days in, and Tokyo Fashion Week has already totally inspired me to throw out my entire closet and start dressing like a '70s woodland nymph, or a gothic fox, or a happy yellow lamb. It is like a self-refilling candy dish and its contents get you your life. There was so much more superlative excellence on… » 3/19/15 11:01pm 3/19/15 11:01pm

Tenbo Spotlights Models With Disabilities at Tokyo Fashion Week

Tokyo Fashion Week is in full swing, and as ever it's already more interesting and creative than the majority of the corpo garb that dominated New York, Paris, and Milan (London was fine). Case in point: on Wednesday at Tenbo, designer Takafumi Tsuruta showed bright, dotty skirts and ties, the label's cartoon-cute… » 3/18/15 2:50pm 3/18/15 2:50pm

The Best Looks From This Week's RuPaul's Drag Race

This was the week in which the queens were tested in their acting skills—the episode which, despite Michelle Visage's decree that "girl you are a drag queen, you are experienced in acting," inevitably ends up in a shitshow of epic proportions. And this season, the tragedies were literally Shakespearean, as Ru… » 3/17/15 9:30pm 3/17/15 9:30pm